Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Poured clear, bright golden with a short-lived white head. The aroma picked up lightly-toasty corn and pale malts with light, dank hop accents. The flavor found corn, honey, and odd grain (sorghum?) with sharp lemon zest and odd bitterness around.. finished lemony and quasi-refreshing. Light-bodied with an ok flow through the palate.
VALIS (229) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fore what is essentially a light beer in all but name, it’s not bad. There’s a bit of a mealy aftertaste but it goes down crisp and refreshing without being overly watery. Better straight from a cold bottle, because, really, there’s nothing you want to see or smell about it.
Cybercat (5171) - Georgia, USA - MAR 13, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Crisp, malty aroma is typical of a lager, but doesn’t scream "gluten-free." Pours a rather wan yellow with not much of a white head that quickly takes its leave. Flavor has a nice malty note and a hint of fruit, with a subtle hoppy undertone - not much going on here. Smooth texture lacks somewhat in both fizz and firmness. Still, a good effort. One of these days, someone will brew a truly good gluten-free beer.
Cavie (4311) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a very clear golden yellow color. Light white head. Aroma is grainy, slightly sour and off with a light pepper nose. Flavor is light grains, bitter, with a tiny bit of sweetness.
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2013
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from Cavie. Light pour, negligible head. Aroma is weird. Taste is soapy, corn, and something.
degbert (1705) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a pretty standard yellow-gold with a high, finegrained head. The nose is almost all fruit -- apple and peach with a touch of honey and malt syrup. Sweet on the palate, with more fruity notes, but surprisingly decent; it finishes like a typical lager, though slightly flat. I might not have known it was gluten-free, and that’s high praise.
rougeau13 (2630) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear, pale golden yellow with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of grain, corn, skunk and grass. Taste is sweetened corn flakes with a very minor hop element. Light-medium bodied, average carbonation.
FishBizkit (234) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours pale yellow, good head. Appears like most domestic pale lagers.. Nose is a bit skunky, lemon, earthy, and believe it or not a hint of coffee. Actually has some good flavors. Lemon, wheat, and a sweet honey-citrus on the end.
BillHick420 (456) - California, USA - MAR 1, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours straw with white head. Barn yard nose. Aroma of betrayal, as the label did NOT mention it being gluten-free. Tastes like a beer gone bad.
EithCubes (5633) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Sweet lemony citrus in the nose with a little PNW dry hopping, very enticing, with a super pale yellow pour with a short white head. Crisp, stern full lager body, hard but not unforgiving, and the sunniness helps soften things a bit. Taste is clean and fresh, light lemony citrus with faint breadiness at the end but it’s hard water sailing to that point, there’s only some fizziness in the flat-leaning feel, and despite the Pilsner airs the better descriptor is definitely ’Premium Lager’.
Overall ’OK’, but a gluten-free offering I’d be ecstatic about finding if I had celiac -- it actually tastes like beer!